Maureen Latta

Agnes Ruest’s commitment to painting outdoors is so great that during Saskatoon’s frigid winters she used to rent a downtown hotel room so she could paint riverbank scenes from a window. more


Peter Doig’s exhibition at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery in Vancouver had a lasting influence on Jim Park, then a student at Emily Carr University. more


The accomplished realism of Ron Parker’s recent western landscapes is all the more impressive considering he started using oil paints only last year. more

Apr 20, 2014 12:00 AM ART TO COLLECT

Gordon Harper’s oil paintings evoke scalding summer days of desultory wandering through aging neighbourhoods that seem nearly devoid of life. more


The slither of silk, the flash of vermilion, the glitter of glass beads – we experience the sensual potential of fashion and its importance in mating rituals every time we step into a nightclub or flip through "Vogue". more


"Octopus Dress"

Photo: Bill Pusztai.

When Kwiaahwah Jones and Gwaai Edenshaw started talking about co-curating an exhibition of contemporary indigenous erotic art, people asked, “Native erotic art? Does it even exist?” more

Jan 30, 2014 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

Clint Neufeld never thought he would be an artist. Raised in small-town Saskatchewan, he served with Canadian peacekeepers in the former Yugoslavia and aspired to be a firefighter. more


Vancouver artist Julie Morstad is so steeped in children’s literature that she named her daughter, Ida, after a character who rescues her sister from goblins in Maurice Sendak’s book, "Outside Over There." more


Lost in daydreams and diagnosed with attention deficit disorder, Jason Poturica felt overwhelmed as a child. Often unable to finish what he had started, he loved reading adventure books, playing with his model railway and making 8mm films. more


Les Thomas likes to prowl hardware stores looking for tools he can use to make interesting marks in his paintings. more


Edmonton printmaker Sean Caulfield is thinking big – he’s working on a massive woodblock installation, tentatively titled "The Flood," in part inspired by last year’s disaster in southern Alberta. more


This craft show features the work of 45 members of the Circle Craft Co-operative. A 40th anniversary milestone for the 170-member co-op, which operates a shop on Granville Island, it was organized by co-op manager Kathryn Youngs. more

Aug 29, 2013 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

"Clouds and the Road Home"

Photo Credit: Gallery Jones.

When Greg Hardy talks about expressing his emotional reaction to the land through the materiality of paint and canvas, he’s not referring to mere sentiment. more

Aug 28, 2013 12:00 AM ART TO COLLECT

Nancy Boyd’s recent series, "Excavation with Field Notes," explores an internal universe – what she calls “the interior of the body or the interior of the self.” more

Aug 28, 2013 12:00 AM ART TO COLLECT

Constance Bachmann first saw the aesthetic potential of animals in the sleek contours of the greyhounds that strolled the Beaches boardwalk in Toronto a decade ago. more

Aug 28, 2013 12:00 AM ART TO COLLECT 1 Comments

Ying-Yueh Chuang is decidedly not a minimalist. Her installations are constructed from individual ceramic pieces presented in dizzying arrays of repeating forms and hybridized structures – sometimes even hung from the ceiling or wall. more

Aug 28, 2013 12:00 AM ART TO COLLECT

"Sojourner's window dressing"


Vancouver artist Brad Phillips finds resonance with the response William Eggleston gave when he was asked what he was trying to do: The American photographer said he was writing a novel. more

Aug 28, 2013 12:00 AM ART TO COLLECT

Many of Dell and Lauren Pohlman’s favourite artists are known for obsessive approaches to art making. For example, the Calgary couple owns Toronto artist Ken Nicol’s "1000 Bugs", which consists of 1,000 insects collected by the artist. more

May 14, 2013 12:00 AM COLLECTOR PROFILES

Saskatoon artist Wally Dion admires artists who communicate the big picture about the impact of human technologies – people like Toronto photographer Edward Burtynsky and American digital-media artist Aaron Koblin. more

May 14, 2013 12:00 AM ART TO COLLECT

What does it mean to be a painter in an era when machines can make things better than humans? Vancouver-based Bradley Harms explores that question with acrylic paintings that evoke digital images yet bear a human imprint. more

May 14, 2013 12:00 AM ART TO COLLECT



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